I just hit 50 and I'm looking for tips on how to gear up. I heard that I should complete the main story then grind instances to collect tomes for Darklight Gear. I was wondering how Darklight compares to level 50 dungeon drops. Also, I see people mention GC weapons. Are these worth getting? How do they compare to crafted level 50 weapons? Thanks in advance for any comments.
First you should start with running Wanderers Palace to get lvl 55 drops.
Next run Amdapoor Keep for lvl 60 drops. Careful, it is brutal if you are just starting out. You can't really get the good stuff from the GC until you get the GC quest to beat this stage, and then you unlock the ability to buy some decent stuff that could replace the wanderers gear.
You can run Amdapoor keep to get tomes of philosophy and mythology, and lvl 60 gear.
You can run Castrum Meridianum and Praetorium speed runs to get 100 tomestones of mythology.
You can run ifrit hm and garuda hm for a shot at the weapons. You also get a small amount of myth and philosophy tomestones from these fights. Ifrit can be run in AF armor with your stone vigil weapon, but for Garuda try to gear at least half of your stuff to 55 or 60 and have either ifrit weapon or GC weapon (unlocked after 1st AK run).
Use the tomestones of philosophy to buy lvl 70 darklight gear from Auriel in Mor Dhona. She is near the main crystal in a shop. Try to pick gear that will best enhance your performance for the lowest cost. The def boost from the armor pieces is highly necessary.
Save mythology tomes to buy lvl 90 hero gear or AF+1 gear. The myth tomes are capped at 300 per week, so these will take time to obtain.
And start your relic weapon quest. You will have to beat chimera and hydra, then ifrit hm, garuda hm, and finally titan hm to compelte this quest. Then you need 900 tomes of philosophy and to get relic +1 you need tomes of mythology.
Most titan parties will need you in a combination of 90, 70, and 60 level weapons and armor. Try to get all 70s, but I think as long as the average level of your weapons and armor is higher than 60 you should be ok for titan. As long as you have enough hp to survive a plume (very near 3200). Not to say you couldnt run the battle if you were in AF armor and were super awesome at anticipation and dodging, but the survivability allows for a little breathability. Edited, Sep 27th 2013 9:52am by Valkayree